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Steady drive keeps Asunmaa in the Championship lead
04.02.2023  |  523
Teemu Asunmaa and Ville Mannisenmäki in IsoValkeinen SM Ralli. Photo: Taneli Niinimäki/AKK.
Teemu Asunmaa and Ville Mannisenmäki in IsoValkeinen SM Ralli. Photo: Taneli Niinimäki/AKK.
Teemu Asunmaa, 35, along with his co-driver Ville Mannisenmäi, 27, have finished third in the second event of the FRC season, IsoValkeinen SM Ralli, held in Kuopio. Third place finish on the snowy and fast stages of Kuopio keep Asunmaa in the championship lead.

Asunmaa gave the competition a wake-up call by winning the first two stages. On the morning loop-ending stages 3 and 4 Asunmaa was third fastest, and was third in class by the time of the service break.

-Pretty much mistake-free drive and steady pace all throughout the leg. Some places have a bit of loose snow, but other than that our starting order of third hasn’t affected us too much. For the rest of the leg we need to increase our pace a bit. The weather and the stages are phenomenal, and a big thank you to organisers for the stages.

On the second leg of the day Asunmaa was third fastest in all four stages, finishing third overall and in class by the end of the event. A solid number of points at the finish keeps Asunmaa in the championship lead.

-We made sure to take home a good amount of points. I tried to attack a few times, but it didn’t succeed as I had hoped for, and thus it was wiser to drive steadily to finish. We were elevated for the position of first car on the road, and it might have affected our performance a bit, but it’s the name of the game.

Third-place finish brings with it a solid amount of points, enough to keep Asunmaa in the championship lead by six points. For the next round of the championship Asunmaa fields the new-generation Skoda Fabia RS Rally2.

-A big thank you to our cooperation partners and service crew. This was likely the last event we’ll do with this car, we’ve driven a fair amount of those already. We’ll be driving the new Skoda in Jyväskylä next month.

FRC season continues in Jyväskylä in 3rd to 4th of March.

Overall results:
1. Jari Huttunen 44:41,4   Skoda Fabia R5
2. Juha Salo 44:43,5 +2,1 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
3. Teemu Asunmaa 44:54,4 +13,0 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Lauri Joona 45:36,1 +54,7 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Roope Korhonen 45:38,8 +57,4 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
 
Special stage results in FRC1:
SS1 – Ranta-Kosula – 14,16 km
1. Teemu Asunmaa 6:31,5   Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2. Jari Huttunen 6:31,1 +0,6 Skoda Fabia R5
3. Juha Salo 6:33,2 +1,7 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Lauri Joona 6:39,0 +7,5 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Anssi Rytkönen 6:42,3 +10,8 Skoda Fabia R5
 
SS2 – Mustinlahti – 14,55 km
1. Teemu Asunmaa 7:00,0   Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2. Juha Salo 7:01,0 +1,0 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
3. Jari Huttunen 7:04,7 +4,7 Skoda Fabia R5
4. Lauri Joona 7:05,4 +5,3 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Juuso Mestälä 7:06,9 +6,9 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
 
SS3 – Viitamäki – 12,06 km
1. Jari Huttunen 5:43,4   Skoda Fabia R5
2. Juha Salo 5:46,4 +3,0 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
3. Teemu Asunmaa 5:47,3 +3,9 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Niclas Grönholm 5:50,9 +7,5 Citroen C3 R5
5. Roope Korhonen 5:52,0 +8,6 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
 
SS4 – Riistakoski – 12,44 km
1. Juha Salo 5:43,0   Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2. Jari Huttunen 5:44,1 +1,1 Skoda Fabia R5
3. Teemu Asunmaa 5:45,9 +2,9 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Lauri Joona 5:47,4 +4,4 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Roope Korhonen 5:49,1 +6,1 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
 
SS5 – Pihlainen – 7,10 km
1. Juha Salo 4:08,0   Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2. Jari Huttunen 4:08,4 +0,4 Skoda Fabia R5
3. Teemu Asunmaa 4:09,6 +1,6 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Lauri Joona 4:11,1 +3,1 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Roope Korhonen 4:11,3 +3,3 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
 
SS6 – Talluskylä – 12,49 km
1. Jari Huttunen 5:55,8   Skoda Fabia R5
2. Juha Salo 5:57,8 +2,0 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
3. Teemu Asunmaa 5:58,9 +3,1 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Roope Korhonen 6:05,5 +9,7 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
5. Juuso Metsälä 6:09,8 +14,0 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
 
SS7 – Venäjänsaari – 6,77 km
1. Jari Huttunen 2:57,5   Skoda Fabia R5
2. Juha Salo 2:57,7 +0,2 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
3. Teemu Asunmaa 3:00,3 +2,8 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Roope Korhonen 3:01,1 +3,6 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
5. Lauri Joona 3:02,3 +4,8 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
 
SS8 – Hirvilahti – 14,90 km
1. Jari Huttunen 6:35,4   Skoda Fabia R5
2. Juha Salo 6:36,4 +1,0 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
3. Teemu Asunmaa 6:40,9 +5,5 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Lauri Joona 6:45,8 +10,4 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
5. Roope Korhonen 6:47,4 +12,0 Volkswagen Polo GTI R5
 
FRC points standings after 2/7 rounds:
1. Teemu Asunmaa 49 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
2. Juha Salo 43 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
3. Lauri Joona 32 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
4. Jari Huttunen 25 Skoda Fabia R5
5. Juuso Metsälä 22 Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
 
 
 
 

Teemu ja Ville

Teemu
Asunmaa

36

Ikä

Alavus

Kotipaikka

Yrittäjä

Ammatti

Ville
Mannisenmäki

28

Ikä

Rauma

Kotipaikka

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